Fans can watch the India vs. Ireland cricket match live online and see whether India can continue its torrid stretch of wins in the ICC Cricket World Cup.
Coming into the tournament many had already written off India. The team stumbled through a tour of Australia that included disastrous Test series and a Tri-Series with Australia and England in which India failed to win a single match.
But the team has turned it around wonderfully in the World Cup, winning all four matches including decisive victories over Pakistan and South Africa.
India will now take on Ireland on Tuesday at Hamilton, with start time at 2:30 p.m. local time (3:30 a.m. GMT).
Fans who watch the India vs. Ireland cricket match live online will see if India can improve its position heading into the World Cup quarterfinals. The team already secured a berth in the next round, joining the host nations Australia and New Zealand
As ESPNcricinfo writer Ian Chappell noted, the strong leadership of Indian captain MS Dhoni has played a big role in the team’s success.
“A big part of India’s turnaround from a bunch of straggling individuals to an aggressive and consistent combination has to do with Dhoni’s leadership,” he wrote. “In the Test series against Australia, he performed like a bear hibernating in winter. However, the advent of the World Cup has turned him into a giant grizzly ready to pounce on opponents as though they are salmon heading upstream.”
Not surprisingly, the captain gave credit to his teammates rather than himself.
“I think it’s the belief and trust that we have in each other,” Dhoni said. “What’s very important is to have that belief and that magic wand actually is the support staff and the 15 players because irrespective of what others think, what really matters is what 15 people who are part of the team are thinking and how the management is working. If we are moving in one direction and we are together, there are more chances of us making a strong comeback.”
Fans who want to watch the India vs. Ireland cricket match live online will be able to go to Star Sports for coverage in India. Another option for live streaming video of all 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup matches can be found at ESPN, but a subscription is required. If neither of those options work, a full list of sites offering legal live streaming video of the the India vs. Ireland match online can be found here.
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